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 Vivianne (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Morgaine (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Morgause (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Gwenwyfar (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Igraine (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Arthur (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Lancelot (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Merlin (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Mordred (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Uther (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Gorlois (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Young Morgaine (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Lot (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Uriens (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Bishop Patricius (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Ambrosius (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Young Arthur (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Accolon (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Gawain (2 episodes, 2001)
Honza Klima ...
 Kay (2 episodes, 2001)
John Comer ...
 Talbot (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Rhiannon (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Raven (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Elaine (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Uther's Captain (2 episodes, 2001)
Philip Lenkowsky ...
 Cuthbert (2 episodes, 2001)
Lucy Fillery ...
 Serving Woman (2 episodes, 2001)
Elias Bauer ...
 Young Mordred (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Gareth (2 episodes, 2001)
Gabriela Zajickova ...
 Child (2 episodes, 2001)
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Based on the bestseller by Marion Zimmer Bradley It tells the story of the women behind King Arthur; including his mother, Igraine; his half-sister, Morgaine; his aunt Viviane, the Lady of the Lake; and his wife, Gwenwyfar. Written by Anonymous

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Passion. Mysticism. Adventure. Journey beyond the legend of Camelot.

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Tamsin Egerton would later go on to play Guinevere in the short lived TV series "Camelot", which is also based on the Legend on the King Arthur. See more »

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When Vivian and Morgaine (child) are moving through the field on their way to Avalon, Vivian is telling Morgaine about the Lady. Watch the two peasants - they kneel twice. See more »

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Viviane: Morgause thinks of nothing and no-one but herself.
Morgaine: Your motives may be nobler than hers, but you still move us around like pieces on a game board. What has my mother given up for your Avalon? My father died at Uther's hands because of you. My poor innocent brother Arthur, who was a baby on my lap, and loved me as no other! And I loved him! Look what you've done to us. You've twisted our love, and turned it into shame, all for the sake of Avalon! No! I will not kill the child within me, but I ...
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Featured in The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2002) See more »

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The Mystic's Dream
Written by Loreena McKennitt (uncredited)
Performed by Loreena McKennitt
from the Quinlan Road recording "The Mask and Mirror"
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Barely based on a marvelous book
17 July 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews



Now, to be fair, I just reread the book and had such high hopes for this adaptation that I was probably bound to be disappointed. Gwen, asking if she can spend some time in Avalon with Lance? The sword in the stone? Uther built Camelot? Baby Arthur's freaky cornrows? Why not have Arthur recognize Morgaine at his kingmaking? Is being a priestess all about starting fires with your eyes, controlling the weather, and casting hexes on your enemies?

So I had a really hard time reconciling the characters in my head with what I was seeing on the screen. I really should just have myself cryogenically frozen until the Fellowship of the Ring comes out in December. I'm confident that *that's* going to be done right, and I take things like this mistreatment (my humble, Mists-of-Avalon-freak opinion) of one of my favorite books of all time waaaaay too personally.

I honestly could go on and on and on, but I think I sufficiently vented last night with my similarly upset friends. I could hear MZB whirling around in her grave.




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